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  • Solar Lights Across Picatinny

    Jun 3, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Directorate of Public Works recently installed solar streetlight fixtures on an environmentally sensitive walkway between the north and south water basin. The pathway runs between the Picatinny Chapel and Child Development Center, allowing passage for residents without having to walk along the main roads. Because of concerns with standard streetlight installations, the use of solar power not only solved our environmental concerns, but brings us one step closer to increasing our energy efficiency with renewable energy.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

  • Environmental exhibit highlights German-American stewardship of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jun 2, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany " A U.S. Army exhibit focusing on the environmental history of the Grafenwoehr Training Area is on display beginning in June at the city of Grafenwöhr’s Historical and Cultural Museum.

  • Fort Sill hospital goes 'green' with renovations

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Reynolds Army Community Hospital is going green. They aren't using solar-powered energy or serving vegan food in the cafeteria -- yet. RACH is just making small, yet significant, changes to save money and to protect the environment.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Students get inside look at impact of refuse on environment during Earth Day landfill tour

    May 26, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany " The word landfill conjures up images of heaps of trash, rotting garbage and flies.   Not so at the Entsorgungsbetriebe der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden " the city’s landfill center " as Hainerberg Elementary School students discovered during a tour May 6.

  • Post becomes outdoor classroom

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Although they come from different backgrounds, they share the same goal, to become a certified South Carolina master naturalist. And the on-post field trip Friday provided by Fort Jackson’s Wildlife Branch brought 12 adult students one step closer to achieving their goal.

  • Eco-Fest, DFMWR raise awareness

    May 25, 2011

    Don’t listen to Kermit the Frog it’s easy being green. That was the message at the first annual Eco-Fest and Fun Fair, which took place Saturday at the Special Events Center.

  • Sorting it out: Grafenwoehr Elementary students learn the ins and outs of recycling in Germany

    May 24, 2011

    Leilani Castillo, 11, strained her neck to peer upward at the multitude of machines sorting a mix of plastic, glass, aluminum and everyday trash. "So all of the plastic items are on the conveyer belt and a big magnetic machine pulls any metal cans they may have got mixed in there," explained Castillo. "Then whatever is left is sorted by the workers here." Castillo, along with more than 40 additional students from Grafenwoehr Elementary School toured Bergler Sorting Plant, May 10, gaining a plethora of knowledge on the process of sorting recyclables.

  • Fort Gordon continues to advance in Army Green program

    May 23, 2011

    Fort Gordon continues to make progress in its efforts to Aca,!A"go greenAca,!A? as five new hybrid vehicles went into service earlier this week.

  • Corps of Engineers shows solar-powered streetlights to Afghan media

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Solar-powered streetlights have boosted commerce in a busy business district in downtown Kabul where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed solar-powered streetlights late last year, Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish told Afghan news reporters on Thursday, May 19.

  • IPC neighborhood is among first in nation to become LEED-certified

    May 20, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Island Palm Communities received official word that its Simpson Wisser neighborhood at Fort Shafter is now a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certified neighborhood, as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Conservation, preservation groups tour JBSA installations

    May 19, 2011

  • USAG-HI preserves history

    May 17, 2011

    HONOLULU - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii received high praise for two historic preservation projects during the 2011 Preservation Honor Awards ceremony, held at the Queen's Conference Center, here, recently.

  • Fort Meade community cleans up

    May 13, 2011

    More than 40 people throughout the Fort Meade community came together Saturday afternoon to help clean up the installation. For a third consecutive year, the Enlisted Spouses Club sponsored Fort Meade Cleanup Day in an effort to give back to the community.

  • Baumholder students do their part for the environment

    May 13, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - April 22 marked Earth Day 2011. And to mark the occasion a Baumholder Middle High School students did their part to make the earth a greener place April 21 by planting 10 saplings next to the High School Playhouse.

  • JBLM bluebirds to aid species restoration

    May 12, 2011

    Western Bluebirds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being captured and relocated as part of an effort to restore the species on San Juan Island off the northern coast of Washington state.

  • EPA commends Natick on cove cleanup

    May 11, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the Natick Soldier Systems Center for its efforts in cleaning up three PCB hot spots from the Pegan Cove area of Lake Cochituate in Natick, Mass. The PCBs had discharged through storm drains and into the lake after a 1985 transformer rupture at NSSC.

  • Post observes Earth Day

    May 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Surrounded by more than 200 area school students, senior installation commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice became a history teacher during APG's 2011 Arbor/Earth Day celebration April 29.

  • 'Green bullet' as effective as M855 round -- consistently

    May 6, 2011

    Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56 M855A1 "Enhanced Performance Round" in Afghanistan.

  • Umatilla Chemical Agent Depot processing final 1,000 ton containers

    May 6, 2011

    On May 5, 2011 the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility destroyed its 1,635th mustard agent filled ton container, leaving 1,000 TCs remaining in inventory.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnic scientists strive to make green glow 'greener'

    May 6, 2011

    Three Picatinny pyrotechnic researchers seeking a more environmentally friendly formula for the M125A1 hand flare published a research paper on a discovery for the use of an inert ceramic compound to produce green light for military pyrotechnics. The Journal "Nature" published an article which proposes that the technology may find use in theme parks and commercial fireworks displays.

  • Fluorescent bulbs good for environment, if treated properly

    May 5, 2011

    The incandescent light bulb was invented, and marketed through his company General Electric, by Thomas Edison nearly 130 years ago. On Sept. 23, 2010, GE made the last incandescent light bulb in its factory.

  • Army selects site for new Reserve Center in Danbury, Conn.

    May 5, 2011

    The 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) Environmental Division has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) from an Environmental Assessment it performed to examine the potential environmental impact of building an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) in Danbury, Conn., on April 29, 2011.

  • Corps continues to fight historic Mississippi River flooding

    May 4, 2011

    Hundreds of engineers and technicians from the Mississippi Valley, Lakes and Rivers and Northwestern Divisions, along with scientists from the Corps' Engineering Research and Development Center, are working around the clock to combat flooding stemming from historic Mississippi River levels.

  • USACE volunteers celebrate Earth Day with future engineers

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With a small science experiment, USACE volunteers demonstrated clean-up methods used by the Corps of Engineers to environmental science students April 25 in honor of Earth Day.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Arsenal's one-of-a-kind test to save environment, dollars

    May 2, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal is undergoing a test - a first of its kind in the country - which is assured to get a lot of folks hot according to an Arsenal supervisor.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "You guys really pack 'em in," exclaimed Cory Larrieu about the crowds attending the fourth Annual Earth Day Festival, here, April 20.

  • Environmental office uses Earth Day to promote clean water

    Apr 29, 2011

    Many people have speculated that the next big war will be fought over water. Though no one can say if this will happen for sure, and if so, when, one thing that is known is that it is important to protect our water ways. To educate people on this end, the BRAC Environmental office held information booths April 21, a day before Earth Day, at the Mini Mall at Fort McPherson and the Commissary at Fort Gillem. Literature, information packets and specialists from Wenck Associates, Inc., an engineering, environmental and consulting company, were on hand to educate people.

  • Volunteers join forces for Earth Week

    Apr 28, 2011

  • helps Fort Meade commuters

    Apr 28, 2011

    A new local service is designed to help community members find more efficient ways to get to and from work. The Transportation Resource Information Point, or TRIP, officially launched its website on April 21. "It brings everything transit to one point," said Matthew Costa, Fort Meade Mobility coordinator with the Central Maryland Regional Transit. "It's all here together."

  • Engineers inspire student interest in sustainability for Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is showing students how building smart can be very green and secure. A,A Think about saving money. Think about military strategy. And think about all the countries that are implementing laws mandating that within the next 20 years new construction will have to be sustainable.

  • IMCOM Symposium: Leaders recognize outstanding efforts to reduce costs, serve Soldiers, civilians an

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We don't want you to do more with less; we want you to do less better." A,A That was among a series of messages shared by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command, and his staff during the 2011 Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio April 18-21.

  • How does your garden grow'

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fort Drum children Kimberly Flores, daughter of David and Yasemia Flores, waters a flower seed after planting while her friends Madison Wendt, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jeremy and Alicia Wendt, and Alexia Little, daughter of Spc. Chad and April Little, look on the Riva Ridge Child Development Center Science Fair. Riva Ridge CDC staff organized a planting station, worm exploration, leaf prints and a working volcano at exhibits at their Month of the Military Child Science Fair.

  • Spartan Agricultural Team assesses farms, cultural centers

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - Task Force Spartan's agricultural development team, along with Zabul's Agro-Business Development Team, went to cultural centers and farms April 20 to assess the agricultural situation in the area surrounding Forward Operating Base Pasab.

  • Local scouts get big history lesson

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fifteen Mannheim area scouts from Pack 137 took part in a rally on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, April 15-17.

  • Electric car comes to town

    Apr 28, 2011

    Military police in Heidelberg are testing a new vehicle that's proven to be a plus for the planet and the garrison's pocketbook.

  • Army operational energy aiming high

    Apr 27, 2011

    Across the Army, teams of quiet professionals are lightening the load of Soldiers on the ground, introducing new energy efficiencies, reducing logistic tails, shortening convoys and making contingency bases overseas and installations at home more energy and water self-reliant.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • IMCOM adopts local park, celebrates Earth Day with USAEC, city of San Antonio

    Apr 26, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Army Environmental Command employees traded in business casual clothes for gardening gloves and jeans and got to work polishing their newest "installation," John James Park near Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • A historic light

    Apr 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Garrison APG Commander Col. Orlando W. Ortiz and RDECOM Commanding General Maj. Gen. Nick Justice will lead the installation and community in the relighting of Maryland's oldest standing lighthouse May 21 as part of APG's Armed Forces Week celebrations.

  • APG, partners rescue eagle chick

    Apr 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A young Aberdeen Proving Ground eagle recently found itself blown out of its nest after a violent storm and was rescued and placed with a "foster family."

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • Corps' first multi-benefit project moves forward at Hamilton City

    Apr 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is nearing construction on a first-of-a-kind project in Hamilton City, Calif. Slated to begin summer 2012, the Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration project focuses on measures that produce both flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration benefits under the first successful application of Planning Civil Works Projects under the Environmental Operating Principles (EC 1105-2-404.) This Corps environmental sustainability guideline states projects should be formulated for multiple purposes whenever possible, subject to budgetary constraints.

  • 3 Army Reserve Installations Selected as Net Zero Pilot Installations

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Fort Meade holds Earth Day events

    Apr 23, 2011

    Earth Day, April 22, came to Fort Meade early this year. Fort Meade held its annual Earth Day festivities Thursday afternoon, April 14, at Burba Park. The free event was held throughout the park and featured informational booths, games, and activities for all ages.

  • Army Earth Day 2011

    Apr 22, 2011

  • JBLM reforestation project replants 120 acres with more than 80,000 seedlings

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last month had more than 20,000 Douglas fir, Western Red cedar and Ponderosa pine seedlings planted on a 30-acre tract of clear-cut terrain that was logged in 2008 because laminated wood rot had targeted the plot's Douglas fir.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Commentary: Earth Day should be everyday

    Apr 21, 2011

    We no longer wash air cleaners with gasoline and dump oil in the driveway, and over time the Army has also become an exemplary steward of the environment.

  • State Harvests Green on Milan AAP

    Apr 21, 2011

    Milan Army Ammunition Plant shares the wealth of natural resources located inside its boundaries.

  • Fort Irwin child development center sets gold standard for entire Army

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT IRWIN,Calif.- The day before the Army celebrates Earth Day, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin marked an ecologically sound first as its $8.5 million state-of-the-art child development center was certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold facility Thursday morning. LEED certifications are given by the U.S. Green Building Council, which uses site sustainability, water and energy efficiency and innovation in design among other criteria to determine a facility's level of energy and environmental design.

  • Prevent storm water pollution with these tips

    Apr 21, 2011

    Now that Spring is here and the weather is warming up, many of us have plans to enjoy our waterways by swimming, boating and fishing. We all want to enjoy clean water. So what can we do to help keep our water ways clean' It all starts with clean storm water.

  • Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

    Apr 21, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation.

  • Army names Fort Drum 'Community of Excellence'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Drum may no longer be "The Army's Best Kept Secret." On Tuesday, the garrison's command group was in Texas to accept the 2011 Army Communities of Excellence "silver" award, marking the first time Fort Drum ever received the coveted distinction.

  • Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Army has released a list of installations which are participating in a conservation pilot program to use only as much energy and water as they create.

  • Letterkenny Commands Contribute to DoD Green Effort

    Apr 20, 2011

    Letterkenny Munitions Center, along with Letterkenny Army Depot, recently took steps to reduce congestion on the highways and help the environment through vanpooling.

  • Methane gas conversion to be tested at Fort Benning landfill

    Apr 20, 2011

    Fort Benning, Ga., is the first military installation to acquire the Flex Powerstation, which will be tested at Fort Benning this summer to see if it can successfully generate cost-effective electricity.

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service wins Sustainability Team Award at Installation Management Sympos

    Apr 19, 2011

  • Being earth-friendly with West Point Recycling

    Apr 19, 2011

    The oohs and aahs almost matched the loud roar of the industrial shredder echoing inside the West Point Recycling Center. Dozens of children from School Age Services were visibly impressed by the gigantic machine as they toured the facility, enjoyed a hearty lunch of hot dogs and created earth-friendly arts and crafts during the Open House on April 8

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • Areas open to licensed hunters to reduce wild goat, sheep population

    Apr 15, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will open portions of the training area, here, to local hunters in a continuing conservation initiative to eliminate the wild goat and sheep population in Pohakuloa Training Area conservation areas.

  • Dream Machines reward recycling

    Apr 15, 2011

    PepsiCo's Dream Machines have been on Fort Leavenworth for about a week, but already they're filling up with recycled materials every other day. The program works like a reverse vending machine and gives points that can be used on a website to redeem prizes.

  • 'Green' buildings at Fort Bragg contribute to Army triple bottom line

    Apr 15, 2011

    In a time of declining defense budgets, "going green" makes economic sense, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's top civilian told business leaders March 30. The Army, along with the rest of the federal government, has embraced sustainability. Each new building the Army constructs over the next five years will be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design.

  • Fort McCoy Forestry, LRAM operations support safety, vegetation diversity

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Logging operations at Fort McCoy are planned and managed to benefit both the installation and neighboring communities, said Jim Kerkman. Kerkman, forester for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW), said logging operations provide a source of marketable wood for lumber, firewood and paper, as well as help improve the health of the installation's trees and increase the safety of people both on and off the installation. Management techniques include removing older, dying, dead or fallen trees or thinning out trees for health or safety reasons.

  • Green initiatives support energy-savings concept

    Apr 14, 2011

    Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.

  • Fort Drum natural resources conservation efforts merit recognition

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fort Drum is known as the Army's premier installation in the Northeast and, based on its recent selection for a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, can also lay claim to the title of the premier Army installation for natural resources conservation.

  • Texas National Guard Historian wins Cultural Resource Management Award

    Apr 13, 2011

    Old houses were always special to Chantal McKenzie, architectural historian and cultural resource specialist with the Texas National Guard. Now they have taken on an even more important role as her love of balancing historic building preservation with sustainability and mission readiness has led to recognition as winner of the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, Cultural Management, Team or Individual Category.

  • Recycling and reuse results in recognition at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Apr 13, 2011

    Because of Tobyhanna Army Depot's dedication to maintaining or exceeding environmental objectives, Tobyhanna recently won the industrial installation category of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards Program for fiscal year 2010. Now the installation's nomination is being reviewed by another panel of judges as they represent the Army, in a competition against other services, for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord has 20/20 vision

    Apr 13, 2011

    Today, Joint Base Lewis-McChord remains true to its sustainability commitment despite the challenges of increased training needs, additional maneuver units and rapidly increasing development inside and outside of the installation fence line.

  • What is daunting for some is doable at Grafenwoehr

    Apr 13, 2011

    Some might consider supporting the stationing of six additional battalions, a population increase of 8,000 and construction of 50 new facilities daunting, but for the Environmental Management Division staff of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, this task was just part of their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. The staff's ability to successfully meet the garrison's expansion-related challenges, as well as other environmental goals, has earned them the Environmental Quality award for an overseas installation in the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award program. They are now competing with other services as the Army's representative for this category in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • Exchange uses customer base to promote and spread sustainability practices

    Apr 13, 2011

    The Exchange's across-the-board commitment to sustainability and implementation of innovative techniques and technologies has made them a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program and positions them to successfully represent the Army in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award competition later this year.

  • Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

    Apr 13, 2011

    A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country -- known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Sacramento District breaks ground on Fort Hunter Liggett solar array

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its partners broke ground April 8 on a solar energy project at Fort Hunter Liggett that will provide 30 percent of the post's electricity.

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • Corps of Engineers preserving 'America's Great Outdoors'

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers is supporting President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative by providing recreation opportunities while protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and other ecosystems, service officials said.

  • Private investment key to 'Net Zero' initiative

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is collaborating with private sector investors to increase energy efficiency and cost-savings.

  • JBLM Kids Fest celebrates military children with time-machine theme

    Apr 7, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord families jump-started the Month of the Military Child with Kids Fest on March 31. The annual event lets the JBLM community show its support for military children and get creative at the same time.

  • Army looking at installations for pilot 'Net Zero' program

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Army will announce April 19, which posts have been selected to participate in the Pilot Army Net Zero Installation initiative, part of a program to conserve energy, water and waste worldwide.

  • U.S., Iraq combine efforts on aquacultural wetlands project

    Apr 2, 2011

    Since 2007, the U.S. military and State Department have been working with the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture and farmers to revitalize the fishing industry in Iraq. An organized project known as the Development and Spawning of Rare Fish was established to increase the population of rare species of fish in the marshes and wetlands in southern Iraq.

  • RDECOM program wins SecArmy award

    Apr 1, 2011

    U.S. Army scientists have developed an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and save $1 billion during the next 15 years. Senior Army leaders gathered at APG's Ball Conference Center April 1 to recognize the Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program.

  • Fort Bragg calculates high risk, high reward of renewable energy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Bragg's energy manager and staff of six banded together to adopt a holistic approach to energy usage on Fort Bragg. Their mission - to make life better for the Soldiers while adopting a team approach to implementing and improving energy programs.

  • Army announces decision on aviation growth, realignment and stationing

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Army released a record of decision, known as a ROD, today which identifies details of the stationing action that best supports the need for realignment and growth of aviation assets. As part of the decision the Army will proceed with the activation and stationing of a new Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Carson, Colorado. In addition, the decision will realign existing aviation units to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to complement the aviation units already stationed there. Details of the decision are contained in the ROD.

  • USAG-HI cares for Hawaii's 'iwi kupuna'

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Knowledge is key when it comes to caring for "iwi kupuna," or ancestral bones.

  • USAG-HI conducts aviation noise, cultural impacts research

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting research on aviation noise and potential natural and cultural resource impacts, March 21-April 1, at the Pohakuloa Training Area and three proposed landing zones in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, on the Big Island.

  • HAZMAT centers clean up Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    Over the course of the war in Iraq, the country has accumulated a substantial amount of waste that has the potential to affect not only the environment, but the Iraqi people and U.S. forces on the ground as well.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • Telemetry monitoring at Fort McCoy provides data to help manage wolves

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The trapping of a 65-pound, yearling female gray wolf on Fort McCoy's South Post should yield more information about the wolf pack at Fort McCoy and help installation management of the species, said Tim Wilder. Wilder is the endangered species program manager for the installation's Natural Resources Branch (NRB). "Although wolves have resided on North Post since 1999, a pack only recently is thought to have formed on South Post in January 2010," Wilder said. A telemetry collar was attached to the trapped wolf before she was released at a remote South Post site.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Heather Wright, Park Ranger

    Mar 23, 2011

    Heather Wright has been working as a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the past six years ensuring visitors to Stanislaus River Parks have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Eric Jolliffe: Biologist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Eric Jolliffe doesn't mind getting a little mud on his shoes. In fact, it's part of the job for this environmental planner with the Corps' San Francisco District. Mud, or more accurately, dredged material, has played a key role in the development of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Calif. It is the foundation for building the kind of typography conducive to growing plants and attracting wildlife.

  • Army backs first 'Great Outdoors' project in Hawaii

    Mar 23, 2011

    In order to promote President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and leaders of the Army Corps of Engineers helped kick off a project to restore the Heeia Wetland, adjacent to Kaneohe Bay on Oahu.

  • Community gardens open in Fort Hood housing areas

    Mar 21, 2011

    Families from the Fort Hood Family Housing development, Comanche III, braved cool temperatures March 14, to take part in the grand opening of the community garden.

  • Fort Bragg directorate receives green certification

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Human Resources was certified as a Green Directorate at the Sustainability Management Council meeting on Feb. 17. The Green Directorate program encourages military units and civilian organizations on the installation to practice sustainable, daily operations and educates staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices and their impacts on the mission. To become certified as a Green Directorate, organizations must implement specific measure to reduce waste, promote recycling and engage in environmentally preferred purchasing. The measures must also improve energy efficiency, conserve water and enhance air quality.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • JBLM program recycles bottle caps to protect the environment

    Mar 10, 2011

    At about the same time, Edna Iris De Rosa started encouraging children at JBLM's North Fort Youth Center, where she was working as a child and youth program assistant, to hang on to their bottle caps rather than throw them away. They collected them all summer long - and when she transferred to North Fort Child Development Center in January, the kids kept going.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Army, state continue collaboration to protect, save history

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii command representatives and environmental officials met with the State Historic Preservation Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and National Parks Service representatives for the first time in 2011, Feb. 16, to review and discuss future programs for the protection of historic properties.